Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Plymouth Brethren Chapel / Hebron Hall, Marshfield
Plymouth Brethren Chapel / Hebron Hall   [no longer registered]
High Street,
Marshfield, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded before 1882, though it is now closed, but we don't yet know when, and the premises are now in secular use.

Old Maps of 1882 show a meeting place for Plymouth Brethren at this location and the building continues to be shown as a Chapel until Maps of 1921. However, Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is still listing "Hebron Hall" in Marshfield High Street as a meeting place for a congregation of "Christian Brethren", so evidently the Brethren continued to meet, if not here, then somewhere else in the High Street long after 1921.

Possibly this was the congregation recorded on the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/331/2/5/13) of a separate building used exclusively as a place of worship with seating for 20, all free, and an estimated congregation of 3 worshippers attending in the morning, 13 in the afternoon, and 16 to evening service. The return was completed by John Jones, a Cordwainer, of Marshfield, but the space on the form for "Religious Denomination" was left blank, so it is not possible to be sure of this.

In the present day, it is believed it is the Listed Building, known as "Chapel Cottage", dating from the mid 17th century, and part of a burgess's house now known as "The Hospice" - see the British Listed Buildings website, and the Document Avon Extensive Urban Survey 1996 - Marshfield (PTE070180.pdf) on the South Gloucestershire Council website, for further information.

Denomination

Now or formerly Plymouth Brethren.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Chapel was located at OS grid reference ST7777273758. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 15 Jan 2014 at 13:40.

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